Tag: Nebraska

Tallgrass to capture CO2 from ADM’s Columbus corn-processing complex

Tallgrass to capture CO2 from ADM’s Columbus corn-processing complex

May 19, 2022 |

In Nebraska, Tallgrass announced it has entered into an agreement with ADM that would pave the way for Tallgrass to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from ADM’s corn-processing complex in Columbus, Neb., and transport it to Tallgrass’ Eastern Wyoming Sequestration Hub for permanent underground storage. By utilizing a converted natural gas pipeline for CO2 transportation, Tallgrass […]

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Survey shows bipartisan majority of Nebraskans support ethanol industry

Survey shows bipartisan majority of Nebraskans support ethanol industry

May 9, 2022 |

In Nebraska, a broad, bipartisan majority of Nebraskans support the ethanol industry and believe it is critical to the future of agriculture, the health of the state’s economy, and improving environmental outcomes, according to a new survey of registered voters in 14 counties where Summit Carbon Solutions is proposed to operate in the state. Key […]

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Great River Energy exploring old railway tires as biomass power feedstock

Great River Energy exploring old railway tires as biomass power feedstock

May 3, 2022 |

In North Dakota, Prairie Republic reports Great River Energy is exploring replacing coal-fired power for its ethanol production with biomass. Coal Creek Station, which supplied the ethanol facility with power, has been sold. The state’s Industrial Commission has approved a grant for a SEED study exploring the possibility of converting their boiler, fuel-handling systems and […]

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Fluid Quip Technologies’ MSC system achieves higher protein yield concentrations

Fluid Quip Technologies’ MSC system achieves higher protein yield concentrations

April 20, 2022 |

In Nebraska, Green Plains Inc. announced that product and technology innovation efforts have led to the production of greater than 60% protein concentrations with yields as high as 4 pounds per bushel at its Wood River, Nebraska, biorefinery, using the patented Fluid Quip Technologies MSC™ system. The breakthrough was accomplished through a full-scale production changeover […]

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Nebraska governor signs bill supporting E15 tax credits

Nebraska governor signs bill supporting E15 tax credits

April 20, 2022 |

In Nebraska, Governor Pete Ricketts on Thursday signed LB 1261e during a ceremony at the Nebraska State Capitol.  LB 1261e extends the Nebraska Advantage Rural Development Act, which had been set to expire at the end of 2022. The bill also expands the Nebraska Advantage Rural Development incentive program to provide ten times the amount […]

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln lead $6M NSF projects to develop ag-based bioplastics

University of Nebraska-Lincoln lead $6M NSF projects to develop ag-based bioplastics

April 18, 2022 |

In Nebraska, University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers are part of a new $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop bioplastics for use in agriculture over the next four years. The project includes a consortium of 15 researchers from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Kansas State University and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.  […]

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Scientists investigating animal, environmental and human health impacts of AltEn plant

Scientists investigating animal, environmental and human health impacts of AltEn plant

April 4, 2022 |

In Nebraska, scientists are investigating the contamination of water, soil, and air caused by a closed ethanol plant that is being sued by the State of Nebraska. Public health experts, led by the UNMC College of Public Health, have launched an investigation to determine the extent of the pollution by testing animals and taking samples of […]

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Nebraska bill would invest $1M studying long-term health and environmental impacts of AltEn

Nebraska bill would invest $1M studying long-term health and environmental impacts of AltEn

March 31, 2022 |

In Nebraska, the Associated Press reports that a bill in the state senate seeking $1 million for the University of Nebraska to study the long-term health and environmental consequences of the AltEn ethanol plant in Mead was approved in a first-round vote of 34-4. The AltEn facility has faced environmental challenges since it first opened […]

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Union Pacific Railroad to test B20 and 55% renewable diesel

Union Pacific Railroad to test B20 and 55% renewable diesel

March 8, 2022 |

In Nebraska, Union Pacific Railroad will begin using a higher biodiesel blend in locomotives it acquired from Wabtec. The new collaboration helps Union Pacific as it works to increase the percentage of low-carbon fuels consumed to 10% of its total diesel consumption by 2025 and 20% by 2030. Union Pacific will begin testing with B20 […]

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Five of six seed companies helping AltEn with environmental clean-up sue for seed misuse

Five of six seed companies helping AltEn with environmental clean-up sue for seed misuse

February 24, 2022 |

In Nebraska, the Lincoln Star newspaper reports Corteva, AgReliant, Beck’s Superior Hybrids and Winfield Solutions have sued AltEn in U.S. District Court in Omaha for misuse of its treated seeds in ethanol production while Syngenta filed its own complaint. All five companies are part of the AltEn Facility Response Group that agreed to help the […]

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